These days, it seems like I run into so many people who feel like their life is spinning out of control. Most people in the USA feel that they have to work more hours than their parents and they are earning less (when adjusted for inflation). As I walk down the streets of New York City, it seems that there are more vacant storefronts each week. Sma...

Italian wine exports have grown by 7% in value and could reach €6 billion by the end of 2017 – a new historical record. The forecast comes from Italian farmers’ association Coldiretti, based on Istat data. The overseas growth, in both value and volume, comes in spite of the recently completed harvest emerging as one of the earliest and poorest in t...

On November 11th IACO (Italian American Cultural Organization) of Braintree and The South Shore celebrated the Feast of San Martino. The event was held at Braintree Town Hall with 250 guests in attendance. How appropriate for this feast to fall on the same day as Veteran’s Day because San Martino (St. Martins) was a soldier himself. The band, Sea B...

We get it. With more than 350 official wine varieties and 20 different wine-producing regions, the world of Italian wine can be confusing and overwhelming. But before you make a beeline straight for Tuscany, it’s worth learning what else is out there besides Chianti and Brunello. To help, we’ve put together a guide to Italy’s essential wine regions...

This month we are celebrating a Chianti extravaganza. Having toured this area of Tuscany many times before I was excited to write about the area and one of my favorite Italian grapes, sangiovese. One of my fellow Italian wine lovers, Katarina of Grapevine Adventures, introduced me to Matteo and Nicola Cantoni of Fattoria Fibbiano, the sons of found...

Giowine—'The Italian Link to the Americas'—is targeting the cruise industry with its selection of fine Italian wines, featuring just one top producer from each region. 'Giowine is not a broker,' Miami-based VP Ricardo March stressed. Instead, the company sees itself as an ambassador of Italian wine and culture. The Italian lifestyle revolves aroun...

La missione della delegazione del Friuli Venezia Giulia a New York è cominciata nel segno dell’enogastronomia con una serie di appuntamenti da Eataly Downtown a New York. La delegazione è composta da: Debora Serracchiani - presidente della Regione FVG; Cristiano Shaurli - assessore alle Risorse agricole e forestali della Regione FVG; Carlo Fortuna...

Una maratona dal sapore epicureo, un pranzo tutto siciliano nel cuore di Manhattan a New York. Con le bellezze culinarie e le pietanze tipiche della Sicilia, preparate dallo Chef Salvatore Fraterrigo, a fare le veci del padrone di casa, e l’accompagnamento di nove vini di eccellente qualità, targati Firriato. Giovedì 2 novembre, presso la Gastronom...

The ancient Greeks believed that civilization required olive oil and wine. So not surprisingly as early as the 8th century B.C., the Greeks cultivated olive trees and grapes in their colonies in what today are the southern Italian provinces of Calabria and Sicily. The regions' mild Mediterranean climate and infertile rocky soils offered ideal growi...

National Italian wine importer, Santa Margherita USA Inc., has announced the release of three sparkling wines. Two bottlings, their Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore Brut DOCG, and Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé, re-enter the marketplace with a redesigned bottle, label and communications campaign, "Uncork Extraordinary". Their third, Santa Margh...